EU urges Thailand to use dialogue to resolve political crisis


BANGKOK, 3 March 2014 The European Union (EU) has expressed concerns about the political violence in Thailand and called on all stakeholders to act with the utmost restraint to prevent further violence.

According to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued a statement about the situation in Thailand. It said the High Representative was deeply concerned about the recent serious incidents of political violence in the country, especially the death of young children. She also expressed her deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and urged for restraint from all sides.

The High Representative reiterated her urgent call for a dialogue leading to a lasting political solution based on democratic principles.